ABC’s Lateline has a guest tweeter feature, where certain right wing politicians and News Limited journalists Live Tweet lateline. It is so successful for them, they have even had guests with locked twitter accounts – meaning the only people who could see the tweets were those who were actually following him.
Last nights guest was News Limited’s Miranda Devine.
A Kevin Rudd parody twitter account tweeted
Kevin Rudd @_KRuddMP
@mirandadevine You only got #lateline tonight because I have better things to do. Like looking in a mirror looking glum. #auspol _KRudd
Lateline (or perhaps a parody of Lateline) responded
@_KRuddMP Lateline would welcome you as guest tweeter any night that’s convenient for you.
So I asked the question
Turn Left @turnleft2013
Im sure @ Lateline realise theyve just offered guest tweeter to a parody acct of One K Rudd, yep, says it all really
the gap between the @ and the Lateline was deliberate. The tweet was about them, not to them. To which Lateline responded
@turnleft2013 We’ll of course be checking in with k Rudd’s office before going ahead.
Maybe Lateline has become a parody of itself, meanwhile the fake politicians make more sense than the ‘news’.
*Just so you know, Lateline – this is the real Kevin Rudd @KRuddMP